North Korea’s rhetoric, never exactly conciliatory, grew even more hostile in the recent weeks. The country’s leader Kim Jong Un has threatened to incinerate the United States and South Korea, asked foreign diplomats to leave the country, and moved the missile launchers closer to the coast. Last week, North Korea even posted threatening clips on YouTube, signaling that the hostility escalated to the whole new level. So what’s really behind North Korea’s aggressive behavior? Here are 10 possible reasons.
1) The country’s attitude turned much more hawkish since Kim Jong Un appointed Dick Cheney as Vice Supreme Leader of North Korea.
2) Bashar al-Assad asked Kim Jong Un for a friendly favor, one deranged dictator to another, to distract media attention while he’s trying to quietly get rid of those pesky Syrian rebels.
3) This behavior is just North Korean version of March Madness.
4) Kim Jong Un keeps visiting the army units and inspecting front lines, because he wants to delay as much as possible his inevitable return to the dreaded household chores at home.
5) There is a severe food shortage in North Korea, and we all tend to act crankier when we are hungry.
6) Kim Jong Un watched too much Fox News and became convinced that Obama is coming after him to take away his guns.
7) North Korea is conducting military testing to test the patience of the United States and South Korea.
8) Kim Jong Un is trying to score some free PR to help him land a guest spot on the Honey Boo Boo reality show.
9) During his recent visit to North Korea, Dennis Rodman must have introduced Kim Jong Un to some powerful mind-altering stuff, probably coffee.
10) Kim Jong Un is upset that US Department of State denied his green card application.